The governance of God is good
So giving thanks is fit
Before the One Who loveth rule
And on His Throne doth sit.


He sends the blessing and the pain
And judgeth what we need
If in despair of circumstance
We can before Him plead.


The application of His love
Is measured by His power
His chastening consistent is
For He controls each hour.


O heed the Lord, ye grateful saints,
For every moment brings
An opportunity for praise:
With thanks the heaven rings.


by Mary Hohmann